Design on a Rapidly Devaluing Dime, Part 4: Iconoclasm in 20 Minutes or Less!

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Design on a Rapidly Devaluing Dime, Part 4: Iconoclasm in 20 Minutes or Less!

I am no Grace Moon. I can't even trace my own hand, but that doesn't mean I can't create blasphemous fun with $5 paint-by-numbers and creepy doll heads!

The Girl and I happened upon a craft store with a vast selection of creepy doll heads, which you can add to almost any paint-by-number painting to create a genuinely creepy, colorful addition to your living room.

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We chose Jesus as our first pick, but also painted a doll head cat that was a little too creepy to show. There is a vast selection online of perfectly ironic paint-by-numbers that you can modify to fit your needs. The paint-by-number costs about five bucks, and the doll head ran for about 67 cents. The creep factor? Priceless.



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Grace Moon's picture

Awww c'mon its called

Awww c'mon its called Kitch!
Smile

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Xanadu's picture

Oh. Holy. Jesus.

Oh. Holy. Jesus.

Idiot's picture

More art on the

More art on the cheap:

Circuit bending! It's when you take apart old, battery-powered shit that makes any kind of electronic sound. For example, you could use a children's toy. Once you get the circuit board out, use an old scrap of wire or something metal to randomly connect points on the board. Strange, random sounds will be produced. Here's a video of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Pbyg_kcEk

You don't have to know anything about electronics to do it. You can also use the circuitry that's inside greeting cards that play sounds when opened. Take a little scrap of wire and connect it between different parts on the tiny circuit board. Teeny, surprising chaos will ensue.

As for safety, as long as you stick with battery-powered things, say 6v or less, you'll be fine. Don't circuit bend with things that plug into the wall!

A circuit bent Furby for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmsuUM5RcY&feature=related

Erin Blackwell's picture

so inspired! please go to

so inspired!

please go to your local library & when no one's looking, put it in the place of some dull print on the wall. get your cel phone camera ready & await the fun.

you could so sell these for... lots more than you spent to make 'em. add a "marriage is so gay" slogan & activists'll scoop 'em up. but really, these belong in the whitney biennial.

SHOW US THE CAT

Tex's picture

Good idea.....

Good idea.....

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minniesota's picture

Hahahaha, Lezbeth, your

Hahahaha, Lezbeth, your reaction is cracking me up!

Hey, here's what I did. I combed the shelves of two area Goodwill stores and bought four small pieces to hang for around $20.00 total. So, yes, I concur with you on the thrift store advice.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Lezbeth's picture

Hey Tex, I'm with you on the

Hey Tex, I'm with you on the collaboration. If you have gold, silver or copper leaf, I'd say bury it somewhere safe or stash it in a safe-deposit box. Precious metals seem to be the only things rising in value these days.

Tex's picture

Now, Lez-B, beauty is in the

Now, Lez-B, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I like to add gold, silver, or copper leaf into the abstracts - a random shape of shiney - we should create sometime....

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Lezbeth's picture

YIKES! You're not going to

YIKES! You're not going to hang that thing on your wall are you? Tell me it's not so. I'd recommend going to your neighborhood library, checking out a book on faux surfaces for your walls and doing that before hanging something so hideous in your living space. OR use cardboard, coat it with gesso and create your own abstract painting with squares, triangles and other simple shapes. Us the colors of the energy you want in the room--calming, sexy, energetic or transcendental. Or go to a thrift store and look through their donated wall hanging items. ANYTHING has to be better than that.

minniesota's picture

Oh, I have another idea. Take

Oh, I have another idea. Take a jigsaw puzzle with a nature scene. Put it together. Use brush on puzzle glue to bind it all together. Voila, you have something to put up. Whaddya think? Smile

P.S. What you created is amusingly creepy!

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Tex's picture

Oh lord, it's Max in paint by

Oh lord, it's Max in paint by numbers - the nightmares of TLW follow me everywhere!

Paint-by-numbers party sounds like fun. My mom still has a cabin in the woods one I painted when a kid (it's in the closet, but she still has it). I'm gonna restock my popcicle sticks - do they still make wooden matches? I'm gonna have to draw a line in the sand for crocheting - those long things you use scare the begeezus out of me. Do you know that a lady got through airport security with a wooden pair of those things? Do you know what she could have caused with those things?

You need to save the above masterpiece in case we have that Vp auction fundraiser....just could be a high dollar raiser!

By the numbers,

T-ex

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